Thursday, 30 June 2016

Beauty | EVE LOM Lip Butter

Hello Lovelies,
I received a lovely little box of goodies from my brother and Sister-in-law earlier this month and one of the things which immediately caught my eye was the Eve Lom Lip Butter.

I had my eyes peeled for a lip butter for some time so when I saw it I was super excited to try it out, upon opening the cute little packaging and twisting the lid off my heart sank ever so slightly. Inside was a lip balm, which to me isn't a lip butter mehh. However, I used it before bed that night and my disappointment quickly faded, it felt so minty and tingly on my lips I just loved the feeling of it.
I woke up in the morning with the usual alarm blaring, running around the house rushing to get out the door and head to work. It came to lunch time when I suddenly realised I hadn't been picking at my lips gross but they are usually pretty dry and cracked, I instantly remembered about the 'lip butter' I used the night before.
I've been using it for some weeks now and it's amazing, I haven't used it the last few nights and I can really tell a huge difference, my lips are more dry than they have been so need to keep it up and use it every night, I do love it when a product works!
I would still love to try a proper lip butter though so if you know of any let me know in the comments below.
Love Gill x

Monday, 27 June 2016

Lifestyle | Dealing with Interview Nerves

Hello Lovelies,
I recently done an interview for a new job (and got it Yayy!) so know first hand how nerve wracking it can be.
First thing I would say is, prepare prepare prepare! Make sure you have your scenarios ready and it's clear in your mind that you know what you are going to say to each one. I find the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) works the best as it gives you an order to your examples of experience.

I find it also best to type up notes rather than write and keep them short to bullet points to give you pointers rather than writing what you are going to say as you don't want to be reading from a sheet of paper - that is not a good impression to make.

Make sure you eat beforehand so there are no grumbling tummy! Also take in a bottle of water with you as we all get dry mouth when nervous which leads to more nerves when you so badly need a drink.
If you are extremely nervous and can't keep calm at all I suggest you try 'Kalms' or 'Rescue Remedy' which is a spray and keeps your nerves at bay (to a certain extent) I never had to use anything like this but I did in my driving test and it worked wonders.

Lastly, have confidence. You got chosen for interview stage for a reason, they obviously liked what they read on your CV and thought you could be a potential for the vacancy being advertised. Don't be overly confident though, a little nerves is a good thing as it shows you really want it and care.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any other tips for interview nerves.

Love Gill x

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Beauty | Soap & Glory Micellar Water

Hello Lovelies,
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying your weekend.
I've become a massive fan of Soap & Glory over the last few months, I've always loved their staple products like Hand Food etc but I've recently been buying more of their skincare and make up products. I have to say they are my current fave!
I spotted they had a micellar water and like many of my fellow bloggers I have tried out a fair few as I love to keep trying new ones. I must admit I only noticed the bottle because of it being pink and the bold writing great marketing S&G!
This goes extremely well with my d├ęcor but not only that it is amazing. I was a massive Garnier fan for the micellar water but I must say this has most definitely replaced that love almost immediately. As soon as I squeezed some of it onto a cotton pad I instantly smelt cucumber, such a fresh clean scent and it just felt amazing on the skin. It takes off all my face make up amazingly well with very little effort, like every other micellar water I've tried it does take a bit more time getting mascara off (which isn't waterproof).
This has made my skin soo smooth and I genuinely get excited to remove my make up now due to the amazing scent and how it leaves my skin, I will more than happily pay that little bit extra for this.
I bought this in Boots for £6.00 which is 350ml, I actually find this very reasonable!
Let me know in the comments below what your favourite micellar water is?

Love Gill x

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Beauty | M&S Beauty Box

Hello Lovelies,
Hope you are all well and glad we are half way through the week!
When I was told about M&S' offer when spending £40 you get a Summer Beauty Box for £10, worth £120 I was sooo excited then I thought, I wonder if it's just rubbish samples and not very good. I went in store anyway to check and was delighted when I saw a lot of top name brands I knew I had to have this little gem in my life!
If you spend £40 or more on clothing, footwear or beauty (excludes food) you can pick this up for just a tenner. It is well worth it! I have inserted a picture below and a list of goodies you get:

Swell ultimate protect and renew serum 30ml
Rodial Dragon's blood hyaluronic tonic 50ml
Philip Kingsley citrus sunshine swimcap 50ml
Pure instant radiance hot cloth cleanser 50ml
Ren instant firming beauty shot 10ml
Island escape eau de toilette 25ml
Nuxe huile prodigieuse 10ml
Ultrasun face SPF30 25ml
Pur correcting primer illuminate and glow 10ml
Sun Smart sun lotion SPF30 50ml
Leighton Denny crystal finish quick dry top coat 12ml
Stila lip glaze raspberry 1.5ml
Nails Inc gel one coat nail polish 10ml
Percy and Reed volumising no oil oil 30ml
I highly recommend going in and grabbing this box if you are in to buy something else.
Let me know in the comments below if you have used any of these products?
Love Gill x

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Lifestyle | It's My Birthday !!

Hello Lovelies,
So today is my birthday yayyy or not so yay to being a year older lol, I am now 27 eeeek heading towards 30 now!
I have been completely spoilt today and just relaxed (and ate cake) talking of cake, look at the cute lil miss princess cake my husband bought me awww! I was super lucky to receive a new Michael Kors handbag from my mum and dad, I just need to find a new purse for it so if you know of any good places to get a purse would love it if you left a comment.
I also received new headphones, jewellery, make up and bath goodies from lush! I will be sharing lots of Instagrams over the next week with pics of everything. If you want to see it all you can follow me at :)
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Love Gill x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Beauty | June's Birchbox

Hello Lovelies,
Long time no blog... I've been mia on all social media platforms recently and my poor wee blog. I can only apologise, I've had lots going on at work and just wanted to chill and clear my mind when I got home so made the decision to remove myself from social media for a while.
My second Birchbox arrived through my door yesterday yayyyy  this is literally my favourite beauty box at the moment and look at the gorgeousness of the box this month - it just screams summer with the cute palm trees and gold detailing.

As you can see from the picture above I received the following products:
Eyeko Fat Liner
Percy&Reed Hairspray
Vita Liberata gradual tan
Huygens Face Scrub
Yesto Facial Wipes
I can't wait to try out the gradual tan, I've heard amazing things from this brand but never gave it a go as yet due to the price tag so I'm glad I don't need to shell out on a full size bottle in case I'm not too keen on it.
Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products?
Love Gill x